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Whistler Trip: Two Days to Go!

My 10th trip to Whistler approaches! I’m definitely psyched. Getting There This time Sunday morning, I should hopefully be airborne, flying an Air Canada 777 en route to Hong Kong by way of Vancouver. (I chose that flight because as an Air Canada Elite member, I had a decent shot at upgrading to one of […]

Whistler: A Weather Report I Can Get Behind

As I mentioned in yesterday’s return to blogging about snowboarding, I am heading to Whistler for a few days next week. With a baby due in January, I knew my annual week-long trip to Whistler to ride was not going to happen. I had resigned myself to skipping this year entirely, but some vacation days […]

The Snowboarding Blog that Refuses to Die.

Damn you, blog. It’s been more than a year since anything has been posted at Highly Obsessed. And even when we did post some stuff last year, it didn’t last long. It’s been a struggle the past couple of years. So, what happened? It’s not like we enjoy snowboarding less than we used to. Personally, […]

Updates From Across the Country

I was just reading a recent newsletter from the Canadian Ski Council, and they have a nice roundup of resort improvements this season across Canada. Click the links below to find updates on one close to you. Fernie Nakiska Kimberley Mont Tremblant Mont Sutton Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Terrain Parks: 2010-2011 Update

Here’s a brief on what’s new this year in the terrain parks at Whistler Blackcomb. Whistler Blackcomb Parks 2011 Update from Lucas Ouellette on Vimeo.

Lessons From Whistler: I Had It All Wrong

It took 150 centimetres over the past week – yes, that’s how much it snowed while I was in Whistler – to show me that Whistler is an incredibly gigantic mountain area with so much terrain that you never have to do the same run twice.

Heading Home From Whistler

I’ll have a full report when I get home. In the meantime, enjoy this photo from a spot on Whistler Bowl near the Christmas Trees area. Given the low visibility at the time, we turned around and dropped into a bowl we were familiar with instead!

Photo From Whistler: Whistler Bowl

Whistler Bowl, a massive powder bowl that leads to a surprisingly empty valley of snow. We’ve been spending a LOT of time in here.

Whistler Shredding Day 1: 70cm of Fresh In The Alpine. And It Hasn’t Stopped Since.

“I’ve never seen conditions like this before.” That’s a statement we heard several times Saturday from locals up here in Whistler. Initially, Steve and I were worried we had missed the big pow day. After all, we arrived Friday night, and Whistler had received about 40-50 centimetres of snow the night before. While we knew […]

Cypress Mountain Closes Ahead of the Games Due to Rain

This ain’t good. Cypress Mountain, which will host freestyle skiing and snowboarding events during the Olympics, has closed due to rain. You can read the details here. The move sounds precautionary – I’m sure that as an Olympic venue, they will have plenty of snow on hand – but it’s still not great news one […]